Dims:1.3x0.8x0.8" (3.3x2.0x2.0 cm)
Wt: 0.8oz. (24g)
Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
This specimen consists of a large euhedral blue spinel crystal on a matrix of flesh-colored calcite. This crystal measures 0.2" (0.5cm) across, and exhibits a distorted octahedral form. There are at least 6 other spinels on this specimen. They range in size from tiny to small; two of them are intergrown with the large crystal. The edges of these spinels are curiously rounded, giving the crystals a tumbled appearance. The calcite matrix fluoresces dark purple under short wave ultraviolet light.